Is Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon compatible with Wi-Fi 6?

Is Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon compatible with Wi-Fi 6?

Best answer: The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon works with Wi-Fi 6 as long as you opt to get it with Intel's 10th Gen i7-10510U processor.The latest Carbon: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (From $1,462 at Lenovo)Wi-Fi 6 router: ASUS RT-AX88U ($300 at Amazon)

What is Wi-Fi 6?

Wi-Fi 6 is the latest Wi-Fi connection standard that improves the Wi-Fi user experience significantly in a variety of ways. Benefits of Wi-Fi 6 over previous Wi-Fi standards include better speeds, more stable connections, and better bandwidth stability when multiple devices are connected to a network at once. In addition to this, Wi-Fi 6 also drains less of your device's battery than other types of Wi-Fi, meaning you'll be able to use the internet with your device longer before needing to charge.

To get Wi-Fi 6 in your home, you're going to need a router that supports it, as well as a device that can make use of it. For a router, we recommend getting the ASUS RT-AX88U, as it offers both impressive speeds and very competent bandwidth management capabilities. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon works with Wi-Fi 6, but you'll need to get the variant of the laptop that has Intel's new 10th Gen i7-10510U CPU.

Why get a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon?

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. (Image credit: Windows Central)

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is worth getting for a myriad of reasons. One of the biggest ones is its excellent optional WQHD 1440p display with anti-glare technology, which makes all media you view look great and also helps keep your screen easily visible while out in bright sunlight. The speaker system is excellent as well, as it has Dolby Atmos technology. A wide range of powerful Intel 8th Gen processors are available for the laptop if you don't care much about Wi-Fi 6; if you do, or just simply want the best possible processor, you can opt to get the device with Intel's 10th Gen i7-10510U. On top of this, you can configure it with up to 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of SSD hard drive space. The device also comes with Windows Hello fingerprint reading support, and you can add on an IR camera for facial recognition if you wish. If you're someone who likes to use their device on the go, you can get it with LTE, too.

When it comes to the physical features, the thin bezels, low thickness, and lightweight of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon make it an incredibly compact and portable device. On top of that, the laptop comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports and two USB 3.1 slots. This allows the user to enjoy connectivity with plenty of peripheral accessories.

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